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Cowboys' Claiborne still sidelined

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Cornerback Morris Claiborne remains idle for the Dallas Cowboys and won't soon be available, coach Jason Garrett said Tuesday.

Claiborne, the sixth overall pick in the 2012 draft, was hopeful he'd be cleared to run at the outset of the week but that hasn't yet happened. Garrett said Claiborne will not play in the team's third preseason game this week against the Cincinnati Bengals. Starters typically don't play in the final preseason game, which for the Cowboys is Aug. 29 agains the Houston Texans.

"I haven't run on it since I hurt it," Claiborne said Monday.

Claiborne has tendinitis in his sore left knee. He hasn't practiced since he said he "jammed" the knee Aug. 6 at training camp in Oxnard, Calif.

Claiborne missed offseason training as a rookie because of a broken wrist and sprained a ligament in his knee in the Cowboys' 2012 training camp.
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